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149 Colleges
98,523 Yearly Graduations
$60,761 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$26,388 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

In 2019, 98,523 students received a degree from a college in Missouri, making it rank #18 in terms of graduations. Students who are able to take advantage of in-state tuition will only pay an average of $15,190 per year to get their degree at a college in Missouri, while out of state students will pay an average of $17,176 per year.

About 62% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly loan amount being $6,597 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

#1

University of Missouri - Columbia

Columbia, Missouri
Public Public vs. Private
10,776 Yearly Degrees
$10,723 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 31,089 students at Mizzou in total, 23,383 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 21,344 are full-time. The freshman retention rate at Mizzou is 89%, which is great when compared to the national average of 68%.

About 82% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 42% are men and 58% are women.

Approximately 42% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $8,188 a year. Mizzou has a 3.6% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $39,400 during the early-career years.

#2

Washington University in St Louis

Saint Louis, Missouri
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
5,616 Yearly Degrees
$56,893 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Washington University in St Louis is 15,449, of which 7,653 students are undergraduates and of those, 7,077 are full-time. Students tend to stick around at WUSTL. The freshman retention rate is 94%.

The acceptance rate at WUSTL is 16%, making it one of the most selective schools in the country. Of the accepted students, 47% are men and 53% are women.

Roughly 19% of students at WUSTL take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,434 a year. WUSTL has a 1.4% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $56,500 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
5,411 Yearly Degrees
$7,938 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 19,621 undergraduates at Missouri State, of which 13,128 are full-time, and there are 23,505 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

Around 87% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 35% are men and 65% are women.

Approximately 53% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $7,178 a year. Missouri State has a 6.6% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Missouri State is $32,000.

#4

Webster University

Saint Louis, Missouri
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
4,507 Yearly Degrees
$28,700 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Webster University is 8,197, of which 2,563 students are undergraduates and of those, 2,022 are full-time. For undergraduates at Webster, the average graduation time is 4.4 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 53%. Of the accepted students, 41% are men and 59% are women.

Approximately 58% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $7,270 a year. Webster has a 4.9% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Webster with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $33,700 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#5

Columbia College

Columbia, Missouri
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
3,859 Yearly Degrees
$11,762 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Columbia College is 8,347, of which 7,861 students are undergraduates and of those, 3,162 are full-time. For undergraduates at Columbia College Missouri, the average graduation time is 4.4 years.

Approximately 58% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,563 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 11.5% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $33,000 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
3,805 Yearly Degrees
$5,970 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 5,915 full-time undergraduates at MCC, and 13,085 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

Roughly 4% of students at MCC take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,551 a year. The student loan default rate of 11.7% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $27,000 during the early-career years.

#7

Saint Louis University

Saint Louis, Missouri
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
3,520 Yearly Degrees
$47,124 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Saint Louis University is 12,229, of which 7,723 students are undergraduates and of those, 6,847 are full-time. The freshman retention rate at SLU is 90%, which is great when compared to the national average of 68%.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 56%. Of the accepted students, 39% are men and 61% are women.

54% of SLU students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $7,254 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.9% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from SLU with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $45,700 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#8

University of Missouri - Kansas City

Kansas City, Missouri
Public Public vs. Private
3,424 Yearly Degrees
$10,785 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at University of Missouri - Kansas City is 16,147, of which 11,027 students are undergraduates and of those, 6,071 are full-time. It takes the average UMKC undergraduate about 4.6 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 63%. Of the accepted students, 36% are men and 64% are women.

Approximately 43% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,000 a year. The student loan default rate of 6.4% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $38,300 during the early-career years.

#9

University of Central Missouri

Warrensburg, Missouri
Public Public vs. Private
3,076 Yearly Degrees
$8,306 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 9,959 students at UCM in total, 7,629 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 6,009 are full-time. It takes the average UCM undergraduate about 4.5 years to complete their degree.

About 64% of students who apply get accepted. Around 40% of accepted students are men, and 60% are women.

56% of UCM students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,891 a year. The student loan default rate of 9.0% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $32,500 during the early-career years.

#10

Ozarks Technical Community College

Springfield, Missouri
Public Public vs. Private
3,058 Yearly Degrees
$4,924 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 5,359 full-time undergraduates at OTC, and 11,237 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

56% of OTC students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $1,662 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 17.4% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $24,600 during the early-career years.

#11

Lindenwood University

Saint Charles, Missouri
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
3,034 Yearly Degrees
$18,100 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,822 undergraduates at Lindenwood University, of which 4,199 are full-time, and there are 7,382 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

Around 92% of students who apply get accepted. Around 41% of accepted students are men, and 59% are women.

66% of Lindenwood University students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $7,246 a year. The student loan default rate of 4.8% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $34,400 during the early-career years.

#12

University of Missouri - St Louis

Saint Louis, Missouri
Public Public vs. Private
2,993 Yearly Degrees
$11,328 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at University of Missouri - St Louis is 13,874, of which 10,973 students are undergraduates and of those, 4,889 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at UMSL is 4.4 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 58%. Of the accepted students, 37% are men and 63% are women.

Approximately 44% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,004 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 6.9% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $35,400 during the early-career years.

#13

Park University

Parkville, Missouri
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
2,716 Yearly Degrees
$8,651 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Park University is 10,165, of which 8,504 students are undergraduates and of those, 3,763 are full-time. It takes the average Park University undergraduate about 4.3 years to complete their degree.

Approximately 65% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,826 a year. The student loan default rate of 8.5% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $38,800 during the early-career years.

#14

Saint Louis Community College

Saint Louis, Missouri
Public Public vs. Private
2,541 Yearly Degrees
$4,965 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 5,411 full-time undergraduates at Saint Louis Community College, and 15,206 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

Approximately 5% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $2,885 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 15.8% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $22,400 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
2,471 Yearly Degrees
$10,818 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Missouri University of Science and Technology is 7,642, of which 6,083 students are undergraduates and of those, 5,412 are full-time. For undergraduates at Missouri University of Science and Technology, the average graduation time is 4.8 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 81%. Of the accepted students, 70% are men and 30% are women.

Roughly 48% of students at Missouri University of Science and Technology take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $7,056 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 3.1% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $58,700 during the early-career years.

#16

Maryville University of Saint Louis

Saint Louis, Missouri
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
2,366 Yearly Degrees
$27,166 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 10,979 students at Maryville U in total, 5,504 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 3,249 are full-time. It takes the average Maryville U undergraduate about 4.2 years to complete their degree.

Around 95% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 36% are men and 64% are women.

57% of Maryville U students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $7,823 a year. Maryville U has a 2.4% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Maryville U with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $42,600 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#17

Southeast Missouri State University

Cape Girardeau, Missouri
Public Public vs. Private
2,176 Yearly Degrees
$8,033 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 8,929 undergraduates at Southeast Missouri State University, of which 6,823 are full-time, and there are 10,001 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

Around 93% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 35% are men and 65% are women.

Approximately 51% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,719 a year. The student loan default rate of 10.9% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $29,700 during the early-career years.

#18

Northwest Missouri State University

Maryville, Missouri
Public Public vs. Private
1,563 Yearly Degrees
$8,500 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 7,267 students at Northwest in total, 5,482 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 4,813 are full-time. It takes the average Northwest undergraduate about 4.4 years to complete their degree.

About 80% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 35% are men and 65% are women.

Roughly 62% of students at Northwest take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,533 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 9.2% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Northwest with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $32,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
1,441 Yearly Degrees
$7,462 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 5,045 students at Missouri Southern in total, 4,927 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 3,443 are full-time. It takes the average Missouri Southern undergraduate about 4.7 years to complete their degree.

Around 98% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 39% are men and 61% are women.

Approximately 52% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $4,985 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 11.1% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $29,500 during the early-career years.

#20

Truman State University

Kirksville, Missouri
Public Public vs. Private
1,383 Yearly Degrees
$8,299 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,655 students at Truman State in total, 4,389 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 3,687 are full-time. It takes the average Truman State undergraduate about 4.2 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 72%. Of the accepted students, 40% are men and 60% are women.

Approximately 39% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,831 a year. The student loan default rate of 3.5% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $34,300 during the early-career years.

#21

Crowder College

Neosho, Missouri
Public Public vs. Private
1,341 Yearly Degrees
$4,608 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Crowder College is 4,194, which includes 1,868 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

14% of Crowder College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $3,891 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 15.7% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Crowder College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $23,500 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1,298 Yearly Degrees

The school reports a student loan default rate of 0.5% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from A T Still University of Health Sciences is $99,000.

#23

Three Rivers College

Poplar Bluff, Missouri
Public Public vs. Private
908 Yearly Degrees
$5,490 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,543 full-time undergraduates at Three Rivers College, and 2,759 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

11% of Three Rivers College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,826 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 21.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Three Rivers College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $21,700 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#23

St Charles Community College

Cottleville, Missouri
Public Public vs. Private
908 Yearly Degrees
$5,190 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,210 full-time undergraduates at SCC, and 6,014 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

Roughly 7% of students at SCC take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $3,796 a year. SCC has a 8.9% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $28,800 during the early-career years.

#25

Missouri Western State University

Saint Joseph, Missouri
Public Public vs. Private
893 Yearly Degrees
$7,452 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,911 students at Missouri Western in total, 4,717 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 3,039 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Missouri Western is 4.8 years.

Approximately 55% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,449 a year. The student loan default rate of 11.1% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $28,600 during the early-career years.

Other Missouri Colleges

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 State Fair Community College 847
27 Jefferson College 833
28 Rockhurst University 828
29 Missouri Baptist University 805
30 Moberly Area Community College 801
31 Southwest Baptist University 790
32 William Woods University 785
33 Central Methodist University - College of Graduate & Extended Studies 768
34 Ranken Technical College 705
35 Mineral Area College 640
36 State Technical College of Missouri 586
37 Drury University - College of Continuing Professional Studies 547
38 Evangel University 535
39 East Central College 524
40 Logan University 469
41 Lincoln University 459
42 Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College 457
43 Fontbonne University 449
44 North Central Missouri College 443
45 Drury University 438
46 Avila University 408
47 Midwest Technical Institute - Springfield, Missouri 402
47 University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy 402
49 Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences 388
50 Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary 383
51 College of the Ozarks 362
52 William Jewell College 323
53 Concorde Career Colleges 308
54 Cox College 296
55 Central Methodist University - College of Liberal Arts & Sciences 258
56 Saint Luke’s College of Health Sciences 255
57 Hannibal - LaGrange University 252
58 Missouri State University - West Plains 249
59 Missouri Valley College 235
60 Culver - Stockton College 233
61 Stephens College 221
61 St Louis College of Health Careers-Fenton 221
63 Harris - Stowe State University 196
64 Westminster College Missouri 194
65 Research College of Nursing 182
66 St Louis College of Health Careers-St Louis 174
67 Grabber School of Hair Design 163
68 Chamberlain University - Missouri 162
69 Kansas City Art Institute 156
70 Academy of Hair Design - Springfield 152
70 Midwest Institute 152
72 Ozark Christian College 140
73 Pinnacle Career Institute-South Kansas City 135
74 WellSpring School of Allied Health - Kansas City 127
75 Paul Mitchell the School Springfield 124
76 Covenant Theological Seminary 123
77 Bryan University 121
78 Cape Girardeau Career and Technology Center 119
79 Paul Mitchell the School St Louis 117
80 Cottey College 110
81 House of Heavilin Beauty College-Blue Springs 103
82 Rolla Technical Institute/Center 102
83 The Salon Professional Academy - St Charles 98
84 Applied Technology Services 91
85 Concordia Seminary 88
86 Franklin Technology Center 87
87 Bolivar Technical College 84
88 Healing Arts Center 83
89 Southeast Missouri Hospital College of Nursing and Health Sciences 78
90 Skin Institute 72
91 Summit Salon Academy Kansas City 67
92 Paul Mitchell the School Missouri Columbia 65
92 Grand River Technical School 65
94 American Trade School 64
95 Baptist Bible College 63
96 American Business and Technology University 62
97 Calvary University 60
97 Central Christian College of the Bible 60
99 City Pointe Beauty Academy 59
100 Lutheran School of Nursing 58
101 South Central Career Center 57
102 Hillyard Technical Center 56
103 Missouri College of Cosmetology North 55
103 DeVry University - Missouri 55
105 WellSpring School of Allied Health - Springfield 51
106 Kirksville Area Technical Center 50
107 Stevens - The Institute of Business & Arts 48
108 Aquinas Institute of Theology 47
108 Nazarene Theological Seminary 47
110 Lex La-Ray Technical Center 45
111 Texas County Technical College 42
112 Elaine Steven Beauty College 41
112 Aviation Institute of Maintenance - Kansas City 41
114 Merrell University of Beauty Arts and Science 36
115 Metro Business College - Jefferson City 35
116 Metro Business College - Cape Girardeau 34
117 Urshan College 32
117 Trend Setters School 32
117 Four Rivers Career Center 32
120 Pike-Lincoln Technical Center 29
121 Carthage Technical Center 28
121 Eden Theological Seminary 28
123 Academy of Salon Professionals 27
123 Warrensburg Area Career Center 27
125 eClips School of Cosmetology and Barbering 26
126 Central College of Cosmetology 24
127 Metro Business College - Rolla 22
128 Waynesville Career Center 20
128 Conception Seminary College 20
130 Neosho Beauty College 19
130 Transformed Barber and Cosmetology Academy 19
130 Clinton Technical School 19
130 House of Heavilin Beauty College-Raymore 19
134 American College of Hair Design 18
135 Urshan Graduate School of Theology 17
135 City Vision University 17
137 Saline County Career Center 16
138 Evolve Beauty Academy 15
138 Saint Louis Christian College 15
140 Lake Career and Technical Center 14
140 Kenrick Glennon Seminary 14
140 Poplar Bluff Technical Career Center 14
143 Cass Career Center 13
143 House of Heavilin Beauty College-Kansas City 13
145 New Dimensions School of Hair Design 12
145 Ea La Mar’s Cosmetology & Barber College 12
147 Salem College of Hairstyling 10
148 Ponce Health Sciences University - St Louis 8
149 Lebanon College of Cosmetology 7

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